Top 10 Legendary Formula 1 Cars
There is no doubt that the most prestigious and expensive motor sport is Formula 1. This motorsport has given birth to many famous marque names and drivers. A good example of this is Enzo Ferrari, who, after representing Alfa Romeo, decided to set up his own supercar company.
This time, we want to take a look at a period in which we think some of the most spectacular Formula 1 cars were created. This period also saw some of the most spectacular Formula 1 drivers, such as Stirling Moss, Juan Fangio and Jack Brabham.
So let’s start the top ten.
Alfa Romeo Tipo 158/47 Alfetta
Alfa Romeo has been driven by many famous names. The 300-horsepower Formula 1 car was one of the fastest and most successful racing cars in history. It has won 47 Grand Prix out of 54 races.
“Talbot-Lago was one of the best-known names before World War II. And the T26C was designed to be a car that could be used not just for racing, but for every day. The car’s greatest achievement is first place at Le Mans.
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (W196R)
The world-famous car had a body made of aluminum. It was powered by a petrol engine of around 300 horsepower, with drivers such as Fangio and Stirling Moss behind the wheel.
Although not as powerful as its competitors, the Cooper T24 had its advantages. Instead of a six- or even eight-cylinder engine, the Cooper T24 had a four-cylinder unit that produced just 150 horsepower.
One of Maserati’s most famous racing cars. This model competed in the F-1 Championship from 1954 to 1960. It was powered by a 220 horsepower petrol engine developed by Maserati engineers. Juan Manuel Fangio won two rounds behind this car before moving to Mercedes Benz.
The car recently sold for £200,000. And for good reason, because this car was very slightly different from most Formula 1 Championship cars. The British firm’s car, designed specifically for the F-1 Championship, has been under constant development for almost 10 years.
“The Gordini name is more than just a simple inscription on modern Renault cars. It used to be the name of a Formula 1 team. “The T32 was powered by a 2.5-litre petrol engine developing 256 horsepower. Weighing just 650 kilograms, the car could reach a top speed of 260 km/h.
Vanwall Thin Wall Special
The London-based company had extensive experience of developing Ferrari cars before entering the Formula 1 championship. However, 1954 was the first time that the public saw a VanWall car. However, in 1954, the team only competed in three rounds.
A legendary marque, a legendary car, especially when it comes to the magical Scuderia Ferrari team. Why? It’s the oldest team in Formula 1. It made its debut in 1950 at the Italian round. Although their first weapon, the Ferrari 125, wasn’t so successful, as Alfa Romeo dominated the entire season without competition.
Alfa Romeo Tipo 159 Alfetta '1951
After the Alfa Romeo Tipo 158, the company unveiled the new Tipo 159. In reality, it was an upgraded Tipo 158, which received a new chassis and a 420 horsepower engine. The last victory won with the Tipo 159 was in 1953 at the ‘Merano GP’ in Italy.